CORINNE Bresnen’s life has always been a juggling act, with a high-level post in the National Health Service, and a busy family life.
So when she was made redundant, it was imperative that any new job fitted with her domestic responsibilities. It was a tall order, but Corinne has now found the freedom she needed by launching her own business.
“The quality of my life is so much better now,” said Corinne, who has launched Be Inspired Coaching with the help of the New Enterprise Allowance (NEA) scheme in Solihull
Corinne’s new venture means that she draws on her 20-year career as a Learning and Development Specialist to offer executive coaching, life coaching, and a training consultancy in Management and Leadership skills to help companies develop their staff.
Corinne said: “I kept hoping that something would come up, but looking at the opportunities available after I was made redundant I soon realised that I needed to think ‘outside of the box’. I was lucky to get advice from the Jobcentre which gave me the opportunity to attend a start-up course, accredited by a local university, that’s when I decided I could make a go of being an independent consultant.”
The New Enterprise Allowance, being delivered in Birmingham and Solihull by public service provider A4e, provided Corinne with business advice and financial support.
“After a long career, I had the expertise, but it was the practicalities of living and breathing a new business that I had to learn, and that’s where the NEA was invaluable,” said Corinne.
With support from NEA adviser Nazar Hussain, Corinne focussed on setting up a website and creating business cards.
Corinne’s website is www.be-inspired-coaching.co.uk